Sunday, May 31, 2009

I attended a crop!!

And not a cyber crop!! Can you believe it? I was so excited to be able to attend the crop. I have been invited before but I could never attend. This time it all worked out and I was able to go.

It was at a friends house. I met her online when I was looking for other scrappers in my area. She is a Creative Memories Consultant and I love the new stuff they have. Here is her web address. Go check it out!!
Here are the 6 Disney LO's I started at the crop and then finished at home:

Magic Kingdom


Fairy boat


spaceship earth 2

Spaceship earth

And here are 2 that I did at home last night:

World Showcase

Thanks again Amy, I had a blast scrapping with you!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Blog Award!!!

DEB at Arty crafty gave me this blog award! I am so happy to pass it along!

Shemaine -

Scraping Out Loud -

Melissa -

Jen -

Kathy -

Thanks to all of you for inspiring me!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

a glimps of our 80's crop!!

We will be having an 80's crop June 4th to the 14th. I will be hosting a challenge right here on my blog and then give you the link to another blog to visit for another challenge. There will be several blogs participating. To get more informantion you can visit !

We are so excited to be doing this. There are so many cool challenges that will be posted. Here is a glimps of some of my LO's for the crop:


So make sure to come back here on the 4th and check out my challenge!!

sketch #21 - 52 Sketches 52 Weeks

Here is the LO I did based on the Sketch at 52 sketches in 52 weeks. I love how it turned out. I love the paper too.

Nannie Lehmann

Close Up view!!
Nannie Lehmann Close Up

I also made the Lolli pop flower. I think I will be making more of those... Yes I will!!

Happy Scrapping

Transparency Transfer Technique!

Well i decided to do a tutorial for the canvas I made for my MIL. I have now made a total of 4 of these and they are a big hit. So let me show you how I did it.

Frist collect your supplies:

Canvas board (works better than the stretched), Transparency, burnishing tool, Ink Jet Printer, paints, Spray on sealer or finisher, decorations and Varnish.

—Begin by printing your picture on the transparency. I do Black and white because it showes up better. Make sure to print it large enough so you can see the faces of the people in the photo. Also make sure to flip the photo if needed. I also noticed that the more contrast in the photo the better it turned out. (I used at 5x7 photo for all mine.)


—As soon as the picture is printed you need to flip in over on to the canvas and start burnishing it. Go in many directions. I usually even do a circular motion. (You need to get it in all the grooves of the canvas.)


Next, test to see that the image has transferred to the canvas. Lift a corner and look, making sure not to move the transparency. If it looks good remove the transparency, if not continue burnishing.

Once the image is on the canvas, let it sit for several days before continuing.
(The image will look a little grainy but will smooth out when you add the Varnish.)

If you want to use a spray sealer or finisher you could do that now to seal the photo. (You do not have to use the spray sealer.)

Once it has dried for several days, You can continue decorating the canvas. (Make sure you do not touch the transferred image with the paint brush if you did not seal it.)
Let it dry for a day or two and then add the finishing touches.


Once you are finished, add the varnish to seal the canvas. If you did not use the spray sealer, make sure to only go over the transferred image once with the paint brush and let it dry or it will start to run together.

Here are my finished projects. Notice that one has the colored photo on it. That is because I messed up the image and decided to just glue the original photo on it instead of throwing it away. That is an option if the transfer does not work!

Nanna's gift
12x12 canvas with 5x7 photo.

10 x 13 canvas with 5x7 photo
10 x 13 canvas with 5x7 photo.

If you make one please post a link to my blog and also leave me a comment with your blog so I can pop over and take a look!!

Happy creating!!
Memorial day crop time.

I was able to scrap for most of the day. Everyone was gone and I used my time wisely!! lol!!

Family LO. This is my boys with their Great Nannie. May 2009
Close up - Mathew Pleated paper

Mathew and Nannie. He is Nannie's first born Great-Grandson!
mathew - Nannie

Nannie Close up

Michael and Nannie. She liked to hug him while we were visiting.
Michael - Nannie

close up of flower

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday crop time!!

Here are some LO's I did on Saturday.

Stone Mountain
Our family in Stone Mountain, GA 3-2008

Family Atlanta
In Atlanta 3-2008

Madison - Nannie
Madison with Nannie May 2009

Cute baby girl May 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009


Well I was able to get this LO finished last night and it reminded me that my hubby needs to take time to relax. He is so stressed about work right now. He looks so peaceful in this photo. Maybe I need to take him fishing again so he can sit and watch us fish. Seems to help him relax!!

This is the first time I have tried the "lace up" affect. I really like how it came out. I will use it again. I used my Cricut to cut the embellishments and title. I love my Cricut. The font is Cuttin Up (Used my design studio to weld them together.) and the rest was cut with Home Accents. The paper was old paper that I have had. I am trying to use my stash. There is a challenge posted every week at Lets Scrap. I am trying to use what I have before buying more.

Happy Scrapping!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

If It's Groovy Design Team LO and crop dates!!

Here is my LO post for If It's Groovy.

Go check out the blog. We will be having a crop June 6 to the 11th!! The theme is 1980's!! It is going to be so much fun!!

Sweetheart LO:
If Its Groovy Sweetheart May LO

National Salad Month LO:
If its groovy May LO

Hope to see you at the crop!!!

52 sketches- 52 weeks- week #20

Here are 2 LO's I did last night. I used the sketch posted at 52 Sketches. I love how they turned out. I am still working on 2 others like it. (Will post them when I am done!)

Go check out the site if you need inspiration. you can search the gallery for all the LO's others have created with the sketch!

Boys 52 sketches


Monday, May 18, 2009

Boy have I been busy!!

So, my hubby worked on Saturday and I cleaned the house and my scrap table kept calling to me. So as soon as I was done cleaning I headed to scrap. I was so excited to get the first LO done. Then I continued and ended up getting a total of 11 done (including Nannies birthday Lo's). Some were for the Design Teams I am on, so I cannot post them yet. But here are the others.

Family Aultman

Stilts - Michael - Glitter

Stilts - Michael

Stilts - Madison2

Heart throb

Stilts - Madison

The many LO's of Nannie's birthday!

Well we had a great visit with my Nannie. It was nice to be able to celebrate her 90th birthday. Here are the LO's I did to remember the celebration. I make 4 to 5 LO's of major events in our lives so that I can break them up when my boys are ready to leave the house. I want each of them to have their own book with all the major events of their lives.

Nannie at 90

90th birthday

Celebrating 90

Looking good at 90

Nannie's WISH

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

oh to be scrapping again!!

I finally got a LO done tonight!! I am so happy to be scrapping again. After a busy week it helps me to unwind.
I love to use the sketches posted on Lets Scrap Divas, this is Sketch #21. This one turned out great.

The journalling says "We do not stop playing because we grow old... we grow old because we stop playing!"

The photo was from our trip to Universal Studios Orlando in January. Hubby is a big comic fan!!


I made my mom a Mother's Day gift. I love how it turned out.
I did the transfer technique for the photo.


Then I decided to make one for my SIL for her birthday! But I used the original photo on hers. She does not see the boys that often and I wanted hers to be clearer.


So now I am going to make myself one. I love them both.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Busy Week!!!

So we get back from Maryland and Michael has a chorus concert. They all did great!

Here is a photo:


Then I have to start making the vest and bow tie for Michael's prom. It turned out great. He was very happy and so was his date.

Here are a few pictures:


We also had 2 dance recitals for the my nieces. They did great too.



The last thing was Mother's Day!! We went to mom and dad's for dinner. Rob gave me a wonderful bracelet.


over all, it was a busy week, but a great week too.